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|incantation=''Reducto''<ref name="GOF31">{{GOF}} - Chapter 31 (''The Third Task'')</ref><br/>(re-DUCK-toh)<ref name="OPF">{{OOTPF}}</ref>
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|incantation=''Reducto''<ref name="GOF31">{{GOF|B|31}}</ref><br/>(re-DUCK-toh)<ref name="OPF">{{OOTP|F}}</ref>
 
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{{Quote|With this powerful curse, skilled wizards can easily reduce obstacles to pieces. For obvious reasons great care must be exercised when learning and practising this spell, lest you find yourself sweeping up in detention for it is all too easy to bring your classroom ceiling crashing down, or to reduce your teacher's desk to a fine mist.|[[Miranda Goshawk]]|Wonderbook: Book of Spells}}
 
{{Quote|With this powerful curse, skilled wizards can easily reduce obstacles to pieces. For obvious reasons great care must be exercised when learning and practising this spell, lest you find yourself sweeping up in detention for it is all too easy to bring your classroom ceiling crashing down, or to reduce your teacher's desk to a fine mist.|[[Miranda Goshawk]]|Wonderbook: Book of Spells}}
   
The '''Reductor Curse'''<ref name="wonderbook">''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]'' (see [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsuo7ZeE3Bw this video] for confirmation)</ref> (''Reducto''<ref name="GOF31" />) is a [[curse]] that can be used to blast solid objects into pieces.<ref name="GOF31" /> It is rather easy to reduce a target to a fine mist<ref name="wonderbook" /> or a pile of ashes.<ref name="OPF" />
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The '''Reductor Curse'''<ref name="wonderbook">{{WBS}} (see [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsuo7ZeE3Bw this video] for confirmation)</ref> (''Reducto''<ref name="GOF31" />) is a [[curse]] that can be used to blast solid objects into pieces.<ref name="GOF31" /> It is rather easy to reduce a target to a fine mist<ref name="wonderbook" /> or a pile of ashes.<ref name="OPF" />
   
 
[[Harry Potter]] taught this curse to [[Dumbledore's Army]] during the 1995-1996 school year.
 
[[Harry Potter]] taught this curse to [[Dumbledore's Army]] during the 1995-1996 school year.
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Hermionedhface.jpg|[[Hermione Granger]]<ref name="OP35" />
 
Hermionedhface.jpg|[[Hermione Granger]]<ref name="OP35" />
 
Luna-Lovegood-Deathly-Hallows.jpg|[[Luna Lovegood]]<ref name="OP35" />
 
Luna-Lovegood-Deathly-Hallows.jpg|[[Luna Lovegood]]<ref name="OP35" />
MOLLY1.jpg|[[Molly Weasley]]<ref name="DH2">{{DHF2}}</ref>
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MOLLY1.jpg|[[Molly Weasley]]<ref name="DH2">{{DH|F2}}</ref>
Neville-promo-pics-neville-longbottom-28261912-390-520.jpg|[[Neville Longbottom]]<ref name="OP35">{{OOTP}} - Chapter 35 (''Beyond the Veil'')</ref>
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Neville-promo-pics-neville-longbottom-28261912-390-520.jpg|[[Neville Longbottom]]<ref name="OP35">{{OOTP|B|35}}</ref>
ParvatiPoA.jpg|[[Parvati Patil]]<ref name="OP19">{{OOTP}} - Chapter 19 (''The Lion and the Serpent'')</ref>
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ParvatiPoA.jpg|[[Parvati Patil]]<ref name="OP19">{{OOTP|B|19}}</ref>
 
Ron Weasley.jpg|[[Ron Weasley]]<ref name="OP35" />
 
Ron Weasley.jpg|[[Ron Weasley]]<ref name="OP35" />
Severus-Snape-Wallpaper-hogwarts-professors-32797169-1024-768.jpg|[[Severus Snape]]<ref name="GOF23">{{GOF}} - Chapter 23 (''The Yule Ball'')</ref>
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Severus-Snape-Wallpaper-hogwarts-professors-32797169-1024-768.jpg|[[Severus Snape]]<ref name="GOF23">{{GOF|B|23}}</ref>
 
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In the film version of The Order of the Phoenix, only Ginny casts the Reductor Curse to smash the shelves in the Hall of Prophecy, instead of every D.A. member present.
 
In the film version of The Order of the Phoenix, only Ginny casts the Reductor Curse to smash the shelves in the Hall of Prophecy, instead of every D.A. member present.
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' {{1st}}
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*{{GOF}} {{1st}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)]]''
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*{{GOF|F}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''
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*{{OOTP}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]''
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*{{OOTP|F}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]''
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*{{OOTP|G}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''
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*{{HBP}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''
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*{{DH}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''
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*{{DH|F1}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''
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*{{DH|F2}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game)]]'' {{C|Nintendo DS version only}}
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*{{DH|G2}} {{C|Nintendo DS version only}}
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
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*{{LEGO|Y1}}
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]''
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*''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]''
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==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==

Revision as of 18:29, October 20, 2016

"With this powerful curse, skilled wizards can easily reduce obstacles to pieces. For obvious reasons great care must be exercised when learning and practising this spell, lest you find yourself sweeping up in detention for it is all too easy to bring your classroom ceiling crashing down, or to reduce your teacher's desk to a fine mist."
Miranda Goshawk[src]

The Reductor Curse[3] (Reducto[1]) is a curse that can be used to blast solid objects into pieces.[1] It is rather easy to reduce a target to a fine mist[3] or a pile of ashes.[2]

Harry Potter taught this curse to Dumbledore's Army during the 1995-1996 school year.

Known uses and practitioners

" Five different voices behind him bellowed, "REDUCTO!" Five curses flew in five different directions and the shelves opposite them exploded as they hit; the towering structure swayed as a hundred glass spheres burst apart, pearly-white figures unfurled into the air and floated there, their voices echoing from who knew what long-dead past amid the torrent of crashing glass and splintered wood now raining down upon the floor — "
D.A. members smashing the shelves in the Hall of Prophecy[src]
Caster(s) Date Notes
Severus Snape 25 December, 1994 Snape used this on rosebushes at the Yule Ball after his talk with Karkaroff.
Harry Potter June 1995 Harry learned this spell in 1995 in preparation for the third task of the Triwizard Tournament.
24 June, 1995 He used it in the hedge maze to try and disperse the Limbo mist that was placed there as an obstacle.
He used it again when he need to blast away a bush to get through and save Cedric from Victor, who was under the Imperius Curse.
Parvati Patil Fall 1995 Parvati used this curse during a D.A. to reduce a table to rubble.
Harry Potter 18 June, 1996 This spell was later used during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries and resulted in the smashing of the shelves in the Hall of Prophecy.
Hermione Granger
Ginny Weasley
Ron Weasley
Luna Lovegood
Neville Longbottom

Etymology

The incantation "reducto" is Latin for "reduce" or "bring down"

Behind the scenes

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in the film

In the film version of The Order of the Phoenix, only Ginny casts the Reductor Curse to smash the shelves in the Hall of Prophecy, instead of every D.A. member present.

Appearances

Notes and references


Defence Against the Dark Arts (D.A.D.A.)
Subjectsdada
D.A.D.A. at Hogwarts
Classroom 3C · Temporary Classroom · Hogwarts Turris Magnus · Teacher's Office · Storeroom · Staircase · Lesson Cup · Race Cup · Dumbledore's Army
Professors
Arsenius Jigger · Albus Dumbledore · Galatea Merrythought · Patricia Rakepick · Quirinus Quirrell · Gilderoy Lockhart · Remus Lupin · Bartemius Crouch Junior (as Alastor Moody) · Dolores Umbridge · Severus Snape · Amycus Carrow (as Dark Arts teacher)
Textbooks
The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection · Break with a Banshee · Gadding with Ghouls · Holidays with Hags · Travels with Trolls · Voyages with Vampires · Wanderings with Werewolves · Year with the Yeti · The Essential Defence Against the Dark Arts · Defensive Magical Theory · Dark Arts Defence: Basics for Beginners · Confronting the Faceless · Magical Drafts and Potions
Spells studied at Hogwarts under D.A.D.A.
Aqua Eructo Charm · Boggart-Banishing Spell · Counter-curses · Counter-jinxes · Counter-spells · Curse of the Bogies · Defensive Charms · Densaugeo · Deprimo · Disarming Charm · Everte Statum · Freezing Spell · Full Body-Bind Curse · Fumos Duo · Green Sparks · Hex-Breaker· Hex-deflection · Hex Zapper · Homorphus Charm · Human-presence-revealing Spell · Impediment Jinx · Knockback Jinx · Lacarnum Inflamari · Nonverbal spells · Patronus Charm · Red Sparks · Reductor Curse · Salvio hexia · Seize and Pull Charm · Shield Charm · Smokescreen Spell · Snake-Vanishing Spell · Stunning Spell · Tickling Charm · Tongue-Tying Curse · Trip Jinx · Verdimillious Charm · Verdimillious Duo Spell · Verdimillious Tria · Wand-Lighting Charm · Cruciatus Curse · Imperius Curse · Killing Curse
Creatures studied at Hogwarts under D.A.D.A.
Banshee · Boggart · Cornish Pixie · Dementor · Erkling · Ghost · Ghoul · Grindylow · Gytrash · Hag · Hinkypunk · Iguana · Imp · Inferius · Kappa · Nocturnal beasts · Red Cap · Snake · Troll · Vampire · Vampire bat · Werewolf · Yeti · Zombie

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